[Fsf-Debian] Suggested wording...

Michael Gilbert mgilbert at debian.org
Fri Aug 10 00:11:39 UTC 2012

On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 3:20 PM, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:
> It occurred to me that we might be able to better segregate Debian and the
> non-free repository if we make it explicit that it's not part of Debian and
> that it limits your freedom in distinct ways. The interface should default to
> not installing it.

All components of the installer already default to free.

> Here's a mock-up of one way this might be accomplished:
>     http://imgur.com/lUk3c

This seems to be an exact screenshot of one of the dialogs only
exposed in "expert" mode.  I'm not sure what part is meant to be

Anyway, I'm not sure why the installer needs to help an "expert" user
along in setting up non-free.  Presumably that level of user would be
able to figure out how to enable that him/herself.  My opinion is that
it should be removed.

Also pertinently, that dialog is not exposed at all in the non-expert
mode, so non-free is already completely separated for users that
choose that option since it is not configurable at all.

Best wishes,

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